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An Insider’s View on Recruiting Community Correspondents

 
/ April 16, 2013

 At Video Volunteers, we’re constantly asked two questions: how do you locate potential Community Correspondents? How do you find the right people in these remote corners of the country?  So, we thought we’d explain the whole process from start to finish. We’ve written about the criteria for being a Community...

What makes a great Community Correspondent? Our criteria for selecting CC’s

 
/ April 16, 2013

By Radhika Gupta and Siddharth Pillai This is what we look for when recruiting Community Correspondents. You can read HERE about how we actually locate and select them. The candidate should be associated with social movements, human rights campaigns and/or NGOs. Candidates with a history of social movements not only have...

Unpaid Wages

 
/ January 27, 2014

Central government has insisted that MGNREGA wages be paid exclusively through savings accounts opened for workers in nearby banks and post offices as a solution to corruption in payments. But the problem persists; VV-PACS Community Correspondent Satyendra from Mau district of Uttar Pradesh gives us a reality check into the...

Distance to Education

 
/ January 23, 2014

“Kawajhar’s main area falls about 2km from here, so our children face difficulty going to the anganwadi center there. Someday they go and someday they don’t”, says mother of one kid from Dindori district, Maltikra tola, Madhya Pradesh, where there is no anganwadi center for kids. As there is no...

Education Outside the Box

 
/ January 22, 2014

‘According to the Right to Education ( RTE ) Act, primary school should provide students with basic infrastructure but students of Primary School in Kawajhar Rayyat in Madhya Pradesh had to sit outside during winters as there are no enough class rooms for students to sit in’ reports our community...

The ( Lack Of ) Girls Toilet

 
/ January 22, 2014

The RTE Act mandates that each school must have a separate toilet for girls and boys. Three years after its implementation, there are thousands of schools across India that do not fulfil this requirement. VV-PACS Correspondent Rekha Bhangre reports one such case from Seoni District Madhya Pradesh. The Marzhor Primary...